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Badger Trust wins right to challenge Welsh badger cull in the Court of Appeal

June 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Accepting that the Trust had real prospects of success in its challenge to the proposed badger cull, Lord Justice Elias granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal, ordered an urgent hearing of the matter and put in place a protective costs regime.

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Peace protesters win round one in eviction fight

June 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

London Mayor Boris Johnson lost the first round in seeking to evict peace protesters camped in Parliament Square Gardens.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey to award rewards for best master degree theses on business law

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

Niederer Kraft & Frey wird jährlich zwei Auszeichnungen für hervorragend qualifizierte Master-Arbeiten im Rahmen des Master-Studienganges Business Law an der Universität Zürich (Master of Law UZH, Business Law) ausrichten. Die Auszeichnungen sind verbunden mit Preisen im Betrag von CHF 10'000 und CHF 6'000.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey wins the 2010 ILO Client Choice Award for Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. This year's winners were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received from corporate counsel worldwide.

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NKF advises France Telecom in the Orange / Sunrise Transaction

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

November 2009: On November 25, 2009 France Telecom and TDC have announced that they have reached an agreement to combine their respective Swiss subsidiaries, Orange Communication S.A. and Sunrise Communications S.A. to create the leading nationwide alternative provider of telecommunications services in Switzerland.

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Bär & Karrer's dispute resolution team wins the Corporate Intl Global Awards 2010

June 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Bär & Karrer's Litigation and Arbitration Department has been chosen as the winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine practice award as:

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Swiss Prime Site Group sells Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd.

June 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 28 May 2010, the Swiss Prime Site group sold its 72.5% stake in the credit card company Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. to the Valartis group, which previously owned a 27.5% stake in Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. was part of the Jelmoli group, which has been acquired by Swiss Prime Site AG last year.

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MAQS LAW FIRM SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED APPLE INC.

June 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

Recently, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office ruled in favor of Apple Inc. regarding a trademark opposition case. The dispute was related to iPod and Pod, two of Apple’s most well known trademarks.

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MAQS WINS PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CONTRACT FOR STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

June 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

MAQS Law Firm won  on May 21, 2010, a public procurement contract on legal services for Stockholm University.

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THE NATIONAL RANKING ‘‘GVARDIYA OF STABLE LEGAL FIRMS’’ RECOGNISED INTEGRITES INTERNATIONAL

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

THE NATIONAL RANKING ‘‘GVARDIYA OF STABLE LEGAL FIRMS’’ RECOGNISED INTEGRITES INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM WAS AS ONE OF THE LEADING LAW FIRMS

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RUSLAN BERNATSKY TOOK PART IN THE 6TH ANNUAL UKRAINIAN INVESTMENT SUMMIT IN LONDON

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

SENIOR PARTNER OF INTEGRITES LAW FIRM, RUSLAN BERNATSKY TOOK PART IN THE 6TH ANNUAL UKRAINIAN INVESTMENT SUMMIT IN LONDON

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Ogier advises Tencent on its investment in Digital Sky Technologies, investor in Facebook and Zynga

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has acted as BVI advisor to Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”) on its strategic investment in Digital Sky Technologies Limited (“DST”), which is a BVI company. DST owns stakes in Facebook and Zynga.

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Ogier Advises on US$ 3 billion Note Exchange

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier's BVI office has advised CEMEX in relation to the restructuring of certain of its listed securities. CEMEX is one of the world's leading cement and building materials companies and is listed on the New York and Mexican stock exchanges.

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Ogier Guernsey acts for Plant Health Care plc on CISX listing

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier Corporate Finance Limited was delighted to act as sponsor to Plant Health Care plc in connection with its recent listing of its shares on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

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Ogier acts in JP Morgan's acquisition of Schroders' administration services business

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier Guernsey has advised JP Morgan Worldwide Security Services on its agreement to acquire the private equity administration services business of Schroders PLC. With offices in both Guernsey and Bermuda, Schroders' private equity administration services business currently has approximately US$6.2 billion in committed capital under administration.

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Aegis Group plc - Convertible Exchangeable Bond Issue

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

The Ogier legal and corporate administration teams have acted for Aegis Group plc on their £190m convertible exchangeable bond issue. The issuer of the bonds was a Jersey company and the bonds convert into preference shares in the Jersey company which are exchangeable for shares in Aegis Group plc

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Ogier acts as BVI Legal advisors to Mozambican coal company Ncondezi

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier acted as British Virgin Islands (BVI) advisor to Mozambican coal company Ncondezi on its successful admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP RENGGLI Partner Dr Lucien W Valloni and the FRORIEP RENGGLI Sports Law Team have triumphed in the Corporate International Magazine Global Awards 2010 by being chosen as "Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" by Corporate International Magazine

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Lian He Zao Bao on Qualifying Foreign Law Practice

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in Lian He Zao Bao on the implementation of the Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licenses by the Singapore Government in 2008. The six foreign law firms that were awarded the license are namely UK firms - Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Norton Rose. The other two, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are headquartered in the US.

 

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Stamford Law Directors to speak at SGX-SID Growing Enterprise Management Program

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law directors Ng Joo Khin, Bernard Lui and Soh Chun Bin will be speaking at a series of training programmes recently launched by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID).

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George Y. Yiangou & Co achievement

June 2010. Press Releases by George Y Yiangou & Co (view listing).

We are delighted to announce that in the Corporate International Magazines inaugural Global Awards 2010 for Cyprus, George Y. Yiangou & Co has been voted the ‘Full Service Advisory Excellence in Cyprus’ for the year 2010.

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New branch office in Thessaloniki

June 2010. Press Releases by George Y Yiangou & Co (view listing).

Our business in Thessaloniki has increased significantly over the past few years, and it was decided to open a branch office with in-house lawyers in order to improve the service provided to our clients. Our new office has a team of lawyers who deal with both Corporate matters and also act for our specialized Debt Collection department.

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Stamford Law acting for Sino-Environment in judicial management

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law is acting for environmental protection and waste recovery solutions specialist Sino-Environment Technology Group limited ("Sino-Environment") in a judicial management which was approved by the High Court on the 4th of June 2010.

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Hengeler Mueller advises German Federal Government on € 440 bn European Financial Stability Facili

June 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On 7 June 2019, the Euro Area Member States agreed on the creasion of a Luxembourg special purposes company (European Financial Stability Facility - EFSF) and a framework agreement.

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Straits Times on cheating casinos issue

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in the Straits Times on the issue of cheating the casinos after two Africans were charged and accused of defrauding Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casinos of approximately $210,000.

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Philippine Deal Firm of the Year

June 2010. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was adjudged as the Philippine Deal Firm of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010 held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore on June 4, 2010. The award was received by Rafael A. Morales, the Firm's Managing Partner.

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The Enlarged Board clarifies position on computer implemented inventions

June 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

On 12 May 2010, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) announced its decision in G3/08, thereby providing guidance on how the EPO should assess claims relating to computer implemented inventions (CIIs).

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Boult Wade Tennant partner Nina White to speak at Intellectual Property Law Summer School 2010

June 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Dr Nina White, a partner in Boult Wade Tennant’s Biotechnology and Life Sciences Group, will be speaking at the 10th annual Intellectual Property Law Summer School from 16 to 20 August 2010 at Downing College, Cambridge. Nina will be presenting the patent workshop on “Biotech and Pharmaceutical Developments”.

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Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year for ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES AVANGARDCO INVESTMENTS PUBLIC LIMITED

June 2010. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES ON THE FIRST UKRAINIAN IPO SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS.

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Chiomenti is named Italian Law Firm of the year - International Legal Alliance Awards 2010

June 2010. Press Releases by Chiomenti Studio Legale (view listing).

For the third consecutive year Chiomenti has been selected as "Gold Award - Italian Law Firm of the Year" at the International Legal Alliance Awards 2010, held in Paris on June 3, 2010. The firm wins the award for its excellent results over the past year and lasting performance in management and leadership. The jury was composed of General Counsel and Financial executives of multinationals.

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Thommessen lawyer a member of the Government’s newly appointed EEA Committee

June 2010. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

The Government has now appointed a committee to review Norway’s experiences with the EEA agreement and Norway’s general association with the EU. Advokat Fredrik Bøckman Finstad from Thommessen has been appointed as one of the ten experts to sit on the committee.

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Thommessen in partnership with Alarga

June 2010. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

Alarga is an advocacy group with the objective of providing opportunities in the private sector for talented young people with foreign-born, non-western parents. This is achieved, among other things, through a scholarship program for students at master degree level. Thommessen will be Alarga’s first partner company within the area of law.

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Article on Emilio Valentino

June 2010. Press Releases by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (view listing).

Valentino Globe BV v Pacific Rim Industries Inc [2010] SGCA 14    -    The luxury fashion brand Valentino Globe B.V. (“Valentino Globe”) failed in their bid to establish that their marks were well known in Singapore and also failed to prevent the registration of the mark “Emilio Valentino & Device” by Pacific Rim Industries Inc. (“ Pacific Rim ”).  Pacific Rim was represented by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (“SSLC”).

 

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BANKING AND FINANCE PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM INTEGRITES WON 2010 LEGAL AWARDS

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

30 June 2010, Kiev. International law firm Integrites won the Best Firm of the Year in Banking and Finance. Integrites Managing Partner Viacheslav Korchev is the best litigation lawyer in Ukraine.

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SarrauThomasCouderc conseille les actionnaires des Laboratoires Goëmar

June 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

SarrauThomasCouderc conseille les actionnaires des Laboratoires Goëmar dans le cadre de leur cession à BeCapital

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Stamford Law wins “Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010” award

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the "Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010" by Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards 2010. Corporate INTL is a leading UK monthly magazine for business leaders and professional advisers. The followings are some of the deals that have won us the award.

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INTEGRITES HAS SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED THE INTERESTS OF EGIS CORPORATION

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

INTEGRITES HAS SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED THE INTERESTS OF EGIS CORPORATION IN PROCEEDINGS AGAINST MEDFARMSERVIS LTD

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Stamford Law advises Derma Rx in sale to Kaya Ltd

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law advised Singapore-based Derma Rx Asia Pacific Pte Ltd in the acquisition by Kaya Ltd, the skincare solutions unit of Indian personal care products maker, Marico Ltd. Kaya currently operates in India and the Middle-East.

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AFR Advocates - new lawyer joins Commercial team.

June 2010. Press Releases by AFR Advocates (view listing).

AFR Advocates has been joined by barrister, Elizabeth Robinson.

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AstapovLawyers has successfully represented the Nemiroff Ukrainian Vodka Company

AstapovLawyers gains Nemiroff brand victory before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

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ENGLISH LEGAL STANDARDS ARE COMING TO UKRAINE

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

English quality standards arrived to Ukraine: Integrites International Law Firm is seeking registration with the Law Society of England and Wales.

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Expanded Tax Competence of WENGER PLATTNER

May 2010. Press Releases by Wenger Plattner (view listing).

With the arrival of Alain Lachappelle as a new partner in November 2009, the tax competence of WENGER PLATTNER has experienced a significant boost.

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26 INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRMS IN BRUSSELS RUN TOGETHER TO SUPPORT SIMON & ODIL

May 2010. Press Releases by ALTIUS (in cooperation with Tiberghien) (view listing).

Brussels - May 27, 2010 -- On May 30, lawyers and staff from international law firms in Brussels will again participate, as a single team, in the annual 20 km run through Brussels to raise money for a good cause.

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Law Firm of the Year

May 2010. Press Releases by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (view listing).

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii scoops Chambers & Partners’ most prestigious European award of excellence - "Law Firm of the Year"

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Stamford Law advises BioTime in acquisition of issued share capital

May 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law advised BioTime, Inc. ("BioTime"), a California biotechnology corporation listed on the NYSE Amex, in its proposed acquisition of the outstanding shares and debt instruments of ES Cell International Pte Ltd ("ESI"), which will be satisfied by the allotment and issuance of shares and warrants in BioTime to the vendors.

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The Enlarged Board clarifies position on computer implemented inventions

May 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

On 12 May 2010, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) announced its decision in G3/08, thereby providing guidance on how the EPO should assess claims relating to computer implemented inventions (CIIs).

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Best Law Firm in Romania for Dispute Resolution legal work 2009

May 2010. Press Releases by Vilau & Mitel SCA (view listing).

In January 2010 Vilau & Mitel has received the distinction of “Best Law Firm in Romania for Dispute Resolution legal work 2009” at the Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2009, as a recognition of the excellent legal services provided by our team in the litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution field

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Hengeler Mueller advises MSREF on sale of Sony Center

May 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler Mueller has advised MSREF VI funds managed by Morgan Stanley on the sale of a majority stake in Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin to National Pension Service of Korea.

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Hengeler Mueller advises financing banks on Sybase takeover by SAP

May 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On 12 May 2010, SAP AG, the world's leading provider of business software, and Sybase, Inc., an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software based in California/USA, announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America Inc., has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sybase.

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